Songs from Sunday School

Songs from Sunday School

Ref: CD511

Songs from Sunday School

A collection of hymns and music which many will remember from Sunday school days. Today's children will love them! An album of warm, favourite songs of thoughtfulness and meditation from a more innocent age. Perfect to introduce the young to (or to remind the young at heart of) good quality music from the past.

1. For the beauty of the earth
2. Scarlet ribbons
3. The old rugged cross
4. The Lord's my shepherd
5. Count your blessings
6. The rosary
7. Nearer my God to Thee
8. All through the night
9. Now the day is over
10. All things bright & beautiful
11. Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
12. We plough the fields and scatter
13. Onward, Christian soldiers
14. Immortal, invisible
15. He who would valiant be
16. All people that on Earth do dwell
17. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus
18. O worship the King
19. The holy city
20. Ye holy angels bright

The Victoria Singers
Directed by Sarah Tenant-Flowers
Helen Parker Soprano
Diane Atherton Soprano
Alexandra Gibson Contralto
Ben Rayfield Tenor
Mark Wild Tenor
Robert Macdonald Bass
Paul Ayres Organ and Piano


CCL CD511
This compilation P & C 2004 Classical Communications Ltd
Image: Singing in Church Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) Private Collection/Bridgeman Art Library
Made in Great Britain

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Inside book:

Songs from Sunday School

1. For the beauty of the earth
Words by Folliot S Pierpoint
Tune 'Dix' by Conrad Kocher
2. Scarlet ribbons
Words and Music by Jack Segal and Evelyn Danzig
3. The old rugged cross
Words and Music by George Bennard
4. The Lord's my shepherd
Words Scottish Psalter 1650
Tune 'Crimond' by Jessie Seymour Irvine
5. Count your blessings
Words by Edith Temple
Music by Reginald Morgan
6. The rosary
Words by Robert Cameron Rogers
Music by Ethelbert Nevin
7. Nearer my God to Thee
Words by Sarah F Adams
Tune 'Bethany (Mason)' by Lowell Mason
8. All through the night
Words by Reginald Heber
Tune 'Ar hyd y nos' traditional Welsh
9. Now the day is over
Words by Sabine Baring-Gould
Tune 'Merrial' by Joseph Barnby
10. All things bright & beautiful
Words by Cecil Frances Alexander
Tune 'Bright and beautiful' by William H Monk
11. Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
Words by Henry Francis Lyte
Tune 'Lauda Anima' by John Goss
12. We plough the fields and scatter
Words translated from the German by Jane Montgomery Campbell
Tune 'Wir pflügen' by J A P Schülz
13. Onward, Christian soldiers
Words by Sabine Baring-Gould
Tune 'St Getrude' by Sir Arthur Sullivan
14. Immortal, invisible
Words by Walter Chalmers Smith
Tune 'St Denio' traditional Welsh
15. He who would valiant be
Words by John Bunyan
Tune 'Monks Gate' traditional English
16. All people that on Earth do dwell
Words by William Kethe
Tune 'Old 100th' by Ravenscroft
17. Stand up! Stand up for Jesus
Words by George Duffield
Tune 'Webb' by George J Webb
18. O worship the King
Words by Robert Grant
Tune 'Hanover' arranged by William Croft
19. The holy city
Words by FE Weatherly
Tune by Stephen Adams
20. Ye holy angels bright
Words by Richard Baxter
Music' Darwall's 148th' by John Darwall














For the beauty of the earth
For the glory of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.
Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon, and stars of light.
Lord of all, to Thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Fine thoughts and simple ones open our collection of songs for Sunday school, which mixes staunch Anglican hymns with, frankly, sentimental songs in religious vein. All are beautiful and lovely to listen to, but some stand out for me. 'Scarlet ribbons' is poignant and moving. 'The old rugged cross', the words and music of which were composed by the American writer and evangelist George Bennard, is a perennial favourite, with its slow and sombre melody supporting a text full of hope which looks forward to a better world. 'The Lord's my shepherd' is sung to the well-known tune 'Crimond', and is a hymn often heard at family occasions. Its words are a paraphrase of Psalm 23. 'Praise my soul the King of heaven' is one of the Christian world's all-time favourite wedding hymns, as well as being suitable for many other events. ' The holy city' by Stephen Adams remains a moving and dramatic work today. The other hymns and songs make a fine collection of music from the past, which, through its sheer quality, remains of interest and relevance to us today.

Martin Souter